Tag Archives: Caroline Cowles Richards

story time

What could be better than listening to Charles Dickens on the Third Day of Christmas? From Village Life in America 1852-1872 by Caroline Cowles Richards (208-209): 1867 July 27.—Col. James M. Bull was buried from the home of Mr. Alexander … Continue reading

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“large hearts and corresponding purses”

[I missed this last month.] During the war many fairs were held to benefit the Sanitary Commission. On February 22 and 23, 1866 the Young Ladies’ Aid Society of a small town on one of the Finger Lakes in New … Continue reading

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Charlie Wheeler’s Funeral

150 years ago today a young woman from Canandaigua, New York attended the funeral of a soldier killed at Gettysburg. Captain Wheeler of the 126th New York Infantry had been killed by a sharpshooter on the morning of July 3rd. … Continue reading

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Fan Mail

The Ladies’ Aid Society in Canandaigua, New York began 1863 by attending a P. T. Barnum lecture and by writing an adoring letter to the deposed General George B. McClellan. From Village Life in America 1852-1872 by Caroline Cowles Richards … Continue reading

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Pressman Promoted

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper on February 7, 1863: Promoted. We are pleased to learn that GEORGE A. SHERMAN, formerly foreman in this office, who volunteered last summer as a private in Company K, 126th Regiment, has been … Continue reading

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